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HOW TO BUILD THE CARS OF THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS

The trick parts and customizing magic used on the cars of The Fast and The Furious comes to sport compact car enthusiasts in this Universal Studios–licensed how-to book.
€30.00 €20.00

HOW TO FIX AMERICAN V-TWIN MOTORCYCLES

This book covers all the skills needed to do basic maintenance and repairs on your V-twin powered motorcycle. From adjusting the clutch cable to installing brake pads, this book explains in both words and photos how to safely do your own work. Instead of taking the bike back to the dealer or shop where you bought it, roll it into your garage and get out the tools. Written by Mark and Paul Shadley, long time owners of the Shadley Brothers shop, this guide to basic repair explains not only how to repair and adjust various parts of the motorcycle, but how stuff works. Colored diagrams explain the brake hydraulics and the best way to adjust the primary chain.  Additional chapters include fork overhaul, installation of shock absorbers, and alignment and adjustment of the final drive. The brothers even cover your choice of tools and any special equipment needed along the way. When you re trying to learn something for the first time, there s nothing like a good photo, or series of photos, that show exactly how the operation is performed.
€29.00 €14.90

FORMULA 1 2008/2009 ANALISI TECNICA

The 2008 Formula 1 World Championship saw a repeat of the historic duel between Ferrari and McLaren. The Maranello-based team was led by the in-form Felipe Massa with Lewis Hamilton, his closest rival.It was, of course, Hamilton who took the Drivers’ Championship, with Ferrari settling for the Constructors’ title.The Polish driver Robert Kubica also enjoyed a very productive season that saw him score a maiden Formula 1 win for BMW in the Canadian Grand Prix and finish high up the championship table. Mention also has to be made of the very young Sebastian Vettel, the winner at Monza in the Toro Rosso.Once again the expert Giorgio Piola recounts and, above all, illustrates the secrets and technical advances behind these feats in the 2008-2009 edition of Formula 1. Technical Analysis in which he examines the various development phases conducted by the teams during the championship. The chapter devoted to the engines, written by Mauro Forghieri and Mauro Coppini, and those dealing with the regulations, tyres, aerodynamics, cockpits and chassis complete what has become a “classic” of Formula 1 literature. As always, an extensive section devoted to the leading cars of the 2009 season enhances the book.
€29.00 €14.90

FORMULA 1 2008-2009 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

The 2008 Formula 1 World Championship saw a repeat of the historic duel between Ferrari and McLaren. The Maranello-based team was led by the in-form Felipe Massa with Lewis Hamilton, his closest rival.It was, of course, Hamilton who took the Drivers’ Championship, with Ferrari settling for the Constructors’ title.The Polish driver Robert Kubica also enjoyed a very productive season that saw him score a maiden Formula 1 win for BMW in the Canadian Grand Prix and finish high up the championship table. Mention also has to be made of the very young Sebastian Vettel, the winner at Monza in the Toro Rosso.Once again the expert Giorgio Piola recounts and, above all, illustrates the secrets and technical advances behind these feats in the 2008-2009 edition of Formula 1. Technical Analysis in which he examines the various development phases conducted by the teams during the championship. The chapter devoted to the engines, written by Mauro Forghieri and Mauro Coppini, and those dealing with the regulations, tyres, aerodynamics, cockpits and chassis complete what has become a “classic” of Formula 1 literature. As always, an extensive section devoted to the leading cars of the 2009 season enhances the book.
€49.00

IMPIANTI ELETTRICI di CAMPER E CARAVAN

An excellent guide to the use and maintenance of electrical systems installed on board of campers and caravans.
€16.90

FORMULA 1 2001 ANALISI TECNICA

This is, by now, a traditional technical analysis of the previous season, which saw Ferrari and Michael Schumacher win for the second year the World Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships. The mechanics and chassis of each team’s cars are described in great detail, race after race: cockpits, steering wheels, pedals and brakes, tyres and surfaces, suspension, load and nose-cones. The book also includes new 2001 FIA regulations, which superseded some of those of the previous year. All with rich array of extremely attractive and useful sketches and technical designs signed by Piola, which contribute to making this analysis of the maximum Formula clearer and more legible, even for the less expert.
€27.50 €14.90

FORMULA 1 2001 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

A few copies still available.
€31.00

FORMULA 1 2003/2004 ANALISI TECNICA

The publication of a book by Giorgio Piola that analyses the previous Formula One season and unveils the secrets of its cars is, by now, a tradition: 2003 is no exception. From the Ferrari F-2003 GA, which, driven by Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello, reconfirmed Maranello as world champions again, to the ever more competitive Williams-BMW – including the FW-18, which will remain a one-off prototype – and McLaren-Mercedes, to Toyota and Minardi. Illustrations – even clearer and more detailed - show the cars and their respective components: underbodies, wings, engines, steering ‘wheels’, they are all examined with unfailing accuracy. In this book, Giorgio Piola has also included an extensive section on the different teams that are gearing up to compete for the 2004 Formula One World Championship, renewing the challenge to Ferrari and its six-times world champion, Michael Schumacher.
€49.00

FORMULA 1 2004-2005 ANALISI TECNICA

Members of the F1 circus and enthusiasts alike anxiously await Giorgio Piola’s annual technical analysis of Formula One. Journalist, technical commentator at the circuits of the world, contributor to numerous magazines on the subject, the author reveals all the secrets of the cars that competed for the 2004 Formula One World Championship, which saw Michael Schumacher and Ferrari take the drivers’ and constructors crowns for the fifth consecutive year. More than 300 full colour technical illustrations show the cars’ various stages of evolution during the course of the season and stems from the meticulous collation of information by Giorgio Piola throughout the sporting year. As with previous editions, each chapter of the book focuses a specific sector of development, including the sport’s new regulations, the cars’ chassis, cockpits and aerodynamics. Each team has its own chapter, analysing its cars’ technical development in even greater detail. The new edition is, once again, further enhanced by prestigious contributions from an important personality, engineer Mauro Forghieri who has written the chapter on engines.
€49.00

FORMULA 1 2006/2007 ANALISI TECNICA

The second consecutive Formula One World Championship for Fernando Alonso and the Constructors’ for Renault. That is the verdict of the 2006 F1 season, which brought the retirement of Michael Schumacher, and was being contested right up to the last race between the French manufacturer and Ferrari for the prestigious constructors’ title. To analyse the technical evolution of the recently concluded championship, the outcome of which was among the most uncertain and exciting of recent years, is Giorgio Piola, who illustrates the various phases of development carried out by the various teams in his 2006-2007 Technical Analysis. The engine chapter, written by Mauro Forghieri and Mauro Coppini, and those on the regulations, tyres, aerodynamics and chassis complete this book, which has become a literary classic concerning the fascinating world of Formula One.
€29.00 €14.90

FORMULA 1 2006/2007 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

The second consecutive Formula One World Championship for Fernando Alonso and the Constructors’ for Renault. That is the verdict of the 2006 F1 season, which brought the retirement of Michael Schumacher, and was being contested right up to the last race between the French manufacturer and Ferrari for the prestigious constructors’ title. To analyse the technical evolution of the recently concluded championship, the outcome of which was among the most uncertain and exciting of recent years, is Giorgio Piola, who illustrates the various phases of development carried out by the various teams in his 2006-2007 Technical Analysis. The engine chapter, written by Mauro Forghieri and Mauro Coppini, and those on the regulations, tyres, aerodynamics and chassis complete this book, which has become a literary classic concerning the fascinating world of Formula One.
€49.00

FORMULA 1 2007-2008 ANALISI TECNICA

The 2007 Formula One season has been one of the hardest fought of recent years, with the renewal of the duel between Ferrari and McLaren. Although without Michael Schumacher, the team from Maranello was able to win the World Constructors’ championship, (even if thanks to Mc Laren’s disqualification) and the Drivers’ title, conquered by Kimi Raikkonen in the last Grand Prix of Brasil. Nevertheless, the true revelation of 2007 resulted from the debut of Lewis Hamilton, McLaren’s young British driver, who established for himself the role of leader. Giorgio Piola analyses the technical evolution of the sport in 2007, revealing the secrets of the leading cars and also looking ahead to the key new developments for 2008. The author looks closely at the various phases of development carried out by all the teams during the season, while the chapter on engines is by Mauro Forghieri and Mauro Coppini.. Those relative to the regulations, tyres, aerodynamics and chassis complete this book, which has now become a literary classic devoted to the fascinating world of Formula One.
€29.00 €14.90

FORMULA 1 2009-2010 ANALISI TECNICA

The revolutionary modifications to the regulations decided on by the Federation before the 2009 F1 World Championship, have had severe repercussions on the progress of the season. The teams that were undisputed protagonists the previous year – especially Ferrari and McLaren – had to face new forces on the track. First among the newcomers was Brawn, risen from the ashes of Honda and able to win both titles, the drivers’ going to Britain’s Jenson Button. Red Bull and Toro Rosso also did well. An anomalous championship, but no less intense even for that, is told by expert Giorgio Piola, who analyses the various phases of development carried out by the teams during the 2009 season. As usual, the text is completed by an ample section devoted to the protagonist cars of 2010.
€29.00 €14.90

FORMULA 1 2010-2011 ANALISI TECNICA

2010 saw the most closely fought Formula 1 World Championship for many years. Red Bull’s confirmation as one of the front rank teams, the roller coaster performance of the McLarens despite Hamilton consistent pace and the thrilling charge staged by Ferrari, which after a subdued start challenged for the title through to the bitter end with Fernando Alonso in his first season with the “Rosse”, were the ingredients for a season that drew to a close with Sebastian Vettel crowned as the youngest ever World Champion in the history of Formula 1 and the natural heir to Michael Schumacher who to general surprise had decided to suit up once again as a works Mercedes driver. The expert Giorgio Piola was again on hand to analyse the various development phases conducted by the various teams during the course of the championship, with brief but exhaustive texts accompanying hundreds of full-colour technical drawings. The book is completed with a detailed section devoted the leading cars of the 2011 season: from the new Ferrari F150 to the Mercedes-Benz WO2, the McLaren MP4/26 and the heir to the 2010 world championship-winning Red Bull RB7. The 2011 world championship will also be the one in which KERS will be used again and it sees the return of Pirelli as the sport’s official tyre supplier.
€29.00 €14.90

FORMULA 1 2010-2011 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

2010 saw the most closely fought Formula 1 World Championship for many years. Red Bull’s confirmation as one of the front rank teams, the roller coaster performance of the McLarens despite Hamilton consistent pace and the thrilling charge staged by Ferrari, which after a subdued start challenged for the title through to the bitter end with Fernando Alonso in his first season with the “Rosse”, were the ingredients for a season that drew to a close with Sebastian Vettel crowned as the youngest ever World Champion in the history of Formula 1 and the natural heir to Michael Schumacher who to general surprise had decided to suit up once again as a works Mercedes driver. The expert Giorgio Piola was again on hand to analyse the various development phases conducted by the various teams during the course of the championship, with brief but exhaustive texts accompanying hundreds of full-colour technical drawings. The book is completed with a detailed section devoted the leading cars of the 2011 season: from the new Ferrari F150 to the Mercedes-Benz WO2, the McLaren MP4/26 and the heir to the 2010 world championship-winning Red Bull RB7. The 2011 world championship will also be the one in which KERS will be used again and it sees the return of Pirelli as the sport’s official tyre supplier.
€49.00

FERRARI: 50 ANNI DI INNOVAZIONI TECNOLOGICHE/50 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

A careful analysis of the many technological innovations in the Ferrari road cars and racing cars in fifty years of production.
€39.00

FORMULA 1 2012-2013 ANALISI TECNICA

One of the hardest fought Formula 1 World Championships of recent years ended in Brazil, where Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull won the drivers’ and constructors’ world titles respectively for the third consecutive year. Ferrari, competitive until mid-season, had to be content with Fernando Alonso’s second place in the end. On the technical front, the 2012 world championship will be remembered for the large air intakes in the noses of many of the cars, their purpose to recover aerodynamic load; then there were the sophisticated F-Ducts created by Mercedes-Benz and the pull rod front suspension layout designed by Ferrari. In this well-established publication, author, designer and television commentator Giorgio Piola analyses the various development phases of the different teams during the world championship. Brief but exhaustive texts illustrated with hundreds of technical designed in full colour are the main elements of this book, which concludes with a section on the cars that will be the protagonists of the 2013 season.
€29.00 €24.65

FORMULA 1 2012-2013 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

One of the hardest fought Formula 1 World Championships of recent years ended in Brazil, where Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull won the drivers’ and constructors’ world titles respectively for the third consecutive year. Ferrari, competitive until mid-season, had to be content with Fernando Alonso’s second place in the end. On the technical front, the 2012 world championship will be remembered for the large air intakes in the noses of many of the cars, their purpose to recover aerodynamic load; then there were the sophisticated F-Ducts created by Mercedes-Benz and the pull rod front suspension layout designed by Ferrari. In this well-established publication, author, designer and television commentator Giorgio Piola analyses the various development phases of the different teams during the world championship. Brief but exhaustive texts illustrated with hundreds of technical designed in full colour are the main elements of this book, which concludes with a section on the cars that will be the protagonists of the 2013 season.
€35.00

FORMULA 1 2013/2014 ANALISI TECNICA

For the fourth consecutive year, Sebastian Vettel has won the Formula 1 World Championship for drivers. He did so with 13 victories out of the season’s 19 races, from the Grand Prix of Belgium to the Brazilian GP. Only Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were able to get the better of the great German champion with their sporadic wins. And Vettel’s string of successes also enabled Red Bull to confirm once again it is still the top constructor. On the technical front, the 2013 world championship acquired a certain stability, even if there was no lack of new elements, like the abolition of the cars’ nose step, the elimination of the double DRS and Ferrari’s adoption of faired half-axels by. All aspects carefully explained by Giorgio Piola in his latest book in the “Technical Analysis” series, which is now a must-have for all enthusiasts. This edition also includes over 400 colour illustrations, which unveil all the secrets of the cars that battled for the 2013 world title; and then there is an early look ahead to the principal changes of 2014, when the cars go back to being powered by a turbocharged engines of 6-cylinders and 1600 cc. instead of the classic normally aspirated V8.

CONTENTS
  • The 2013 Season
  • Chassis history
  • Car table
  • 2013 regulations
  • New Developments
  • Controversies 2013
  • Talking about cockpits
  • Engines 2013
  • Talking about brakes
  • Talking about tyres
  • Talking about suspensions
  • Team’s technical development 2013
  • Red Bull
  • Mercedes
  • Ferrari
  • Lotus
  • McLaren
  • Force India
  • Sauber
  • Toro Rosso
  • Williams
  • Marussia
  • Caterham


  • The 2014 season
  • New regulations
  • New features
  • Controversies 2014
  • 2014 Evolution


  • CONTRIBUTIONS
    Once again, this edition of the Technical Analysis has benefitted from the contributions of Franco Nugnes for the chapter regarding the Engines and the engineers Giancarlo Bruno and Kazuhito Kawai for the one devoted to tyres. Particular thanks go to the Ing. Mauro Piccoli (Brembo) for the data provided for the Brakes chapter and to Gary Anderson, who joined the circle of F1 designers with the excellent Jordan aboard which Michael Schumacher made his debut in 1991 and who contributed to the Suspension chapter.
    €29.00 €24.65

    FORMULA 1 2013/2014 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

    For the fourth consecutive year, Sebastian Vettel has won the Formula 1 World Championship for drivers. He did so with 13 victories out of the season’s 19 races, from the Grand Prix of Belgium to the Brazilian GP. Only Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were able to get the better of the great German champion with their sporadic wins. And Vettel’s string of successes also enabled Red Bull to confirm once again it is still the top constructor. On the technical front, the 2013 world championship acquired a certain stability, even if there was no lack of new elements, like the abolition of the cars’ nose step, the elimination of the double DRS and Ferrari’s adoption of faired half-axels by. All aspects carefully explained by Giorgio Piola in his latest book in the “Technical Analysis” series, which is now a must-have for all enthusiasts. This edition also includes over 400 colour illustrations, which unveil all the secrets of the cars that battled for the 2013 world title; and then there is an early look ahead to the principal changes of 2014, when the cars go back to being powered by a turbocharged engines of 6-cylinders and 1600 cc. instead of the classic normally aspirated V8.

    CONTENTS
  • The 2013 Season
  • Chassis history
  • Car table
  • 2013 regulations
  • New Developments
  • Controversies 2013
  • Talking about cockpits
  • Engines 2013
  • Talking about brakes
  • Talking about tyres
  • Talking about suspensions
  • Team’s technical development 2013
  • Red Bull
  • Mercedes
  • Ferrari
  • Lotus
  • McLaren
  • Force India
  • Sauber
  • Toro Rosso
  • Williams
  • Marussia
  • Caterham


  • The 2014 season
  • New regulations
  • New features
  • Controversies 2014
  • 2014 Evolution


  • CONTRIBUTIONS
    Once again, this edition of the Technical Analysis has benefitted from the contributions of Franco Nugnes for the chapter regarding the Engines and the engineers Giancarlo Bruno and Kazuhito Kawai for the one devoted to tyres. Particular thanks go to the Ing. Mauro Piccoli (Brembo) for the data provided for the Brakes chapter and to Gary Anderson, who joined the circle of F1 designers with the excellent Jordan aboard which Michael Schumacher made his debut in 1991 and who contributed to the Suspension chapter.
    €35.00 €29.75

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